Three Michelin-starred chef Michel Guérard revealed as Honorary President of Judges for the Roux Scholarship 2018

The Roux Scholarship

The Roux Scholarship

Premium Supplier 12th February 2018

Three Michelin-starred chef Michel Guérard revealed as Honorary President of Judges for the Roux Scholarship 2018

The Roux Scholarship has announced this morning that legendary chef Michel Guérard has been named as the Honorary President of Judges at this year’s Roux Scholarship.

Chef Guérard has held three Michelin stars continuously for over 40 years and will be joined on the panel by fellow judges alongside Alain Roux and Michel Roux Jr for this year’s final. 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Roux Scholarship.

Michel Guérard, alongside chefs Paul Bocuse, Roger Vergé, Troisgros brothers and Alain Chapel, championed the movement of French Cuisine and today are considered to be the founding fathers of Nouvelle Cuisine.

Guérard won his first Michelin star for Les Pres d’Eugenie in 1974 and his second just a year later, with a third coming in 1977. He has held three Michelin stars continuously ever since, celebrating his 41st anniversary this year.

This year is the 35th year of the competition and Michel Guérard says “I am honoured to be involved with the Roux Scholarship this year. From the beginning, I have taken a keen interest in the talented chefs who have won this prestigious accolade, and I was delighted to host the first scholar Andrew Fairlie for his stage in 1984, and also Matthew Tomkinson in 2005. I’m excited to see the competition in action and it will be a pleasure to join the Roux family to choose the 35th scholar.”

Chef Guérard’s addition to the panel has been a welcome one for chefs Michel Roux Jr and Alain Roux who have commented that “We are so pleased that M. Guérard has agreed to be with us for the 2018 Roux Scholarship. Not only will he bring his wealth of knowledge to the panel of judges, but also his genuine warmth, charm and wit, which we are sure, will inspire all of our finalists.”